The Symposium ...

The Symposium will be held on Friday May 10th, 2013 at Palmas del Mar, Humacao, Puerto Rico.

Online Registration is now closed. You may register on-site at the Symposium. The registration desk opens at 9:00 AM.

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Featuring the following speakers:

Alan T. Johnson is a Professor of Physics and Graduate Chair in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania. Johnson's group is interested in the nanometer-scale transport properties (charge, energy, spin, ...) of molecular and super-molecular systems. These systems are of rising interest both from the technological (possible future nanoelectronics!) and fundamental points of view.
Jay Kikkawa is a Professor of Physics at the University of Pennsylvania. Kikkawa is interested in systems ranging from molecules to nanomaterials to strongly correlated bulk solids, with a special interest in spin and orbital magnetism. Often his work aims to find new ways to understand these materials by introducing new static and transient optical spectroscopies. His group's time-resolved work on colossally magnetoresistive manganites compared spin and charge dynamics and found evidence for photonucleated transitory magnetic ordering using the dynamical magneto-optical Kerr effect.
Irina Malajovich is an industrial scientist working at DuPont in the Materials Science and Engineering department of Central Research and Development. Her current area of research is in Photovoltaics, with a particular interest in non-vacuum processes for thin film solar cells. Previous projects she has worked on include color filters for LCD displays and printable functional electronics for active matrix displays. She holds a BS in Physics from SUNY-Buffalo and a PhD in Physics from U.C. Santa Barbara.
Eugene Mele is a Professor of Physics at the University of Pennsylvania. MeleĀ“s research interests are in the area of theoretical condensed matter physics. His work focuses on understanding electronic phenomena in low dimensional systems: conducting polymers, crystal surfaces, fullerenes, nanotubes and graphenes.
Preston Moore is a Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Director of the West Center for Computational Chemistry and Drug Design at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. His research interests are the development and use of condensed phase, molecular simulation methods to investigate chemical problems, simulating molecular dynamics of lipid bilayers, membrane proteins, ion channels, and the spectroscopy of molecular liquids.
Jorge J. Santiago Avilés is a Professor of Electrical and Systems Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. Santiago conducts his research at the interface between electrical engineering and materials science, focusing on materials and devices for energy storage, nano-scale composites by electro-spinning and electronic sensing/actuating. He is currently exploring the synthesis, characterization and utilization of nano-structured carbon based materials for super-capacitor electrodes and design/fabrication of coupling super-capacitors.